• US judge blocks TikTok ban, calls security threat ‘hypothetical’

    US judge blocks TikTok ban, calls security threat ‘hypothetical’

    TikTok got yet another reprieve on Friday after a federal judge blocked a Trump administration ban which would have effectively shut down the Chinese-owned app in the US on Nov. 12. The Pennsylvania
  • Trump Administration Wants U.S. Investors to Hold Majority Stake in TikTok

    Trump Administration Wants U.S. Investors to Hold Majority Stake in TikTok

    Trump administration officials have expressed skepticism over a deal that would leave Chinese-based ByteDance with a majority stake in TikTok, saying in order to quell national security concerns over the app American investors should hold a majority share. In an executive order last month, President Trump gave ByteDance 45 days to sell its U.S. TikTok …
  • Twitter beefs up security on big-name accounts ahead of US election

    Twitter beefs up security on big-name accounts ahead of US election

    Twitter is beefing up its security ahead of November’s US presidential election — a bid to avoid another debacle like the bitcoin scam earlier this year, which saw the accounts of Joe Biden and Barack Obama get hijacked by hackers. “As we learn from the experience of past security incidents and implement changes, we’re also …
  • WaPo Reporter Duped by Infamous Hoaxer Jacob Wohl’s Staged FBI Raid

    WaPo Reporter Duped by Infamous Hoaxer Jacob Wohl’s Staged FBI Raid

    A Washington Post reporter could not resist the latest offering from infamous hoaxers Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman, credulously reporting that the FBI had raided Burkman’s home early Monday — only to learn hours later that the raid the pair had staged was part of another attention-grabbing ruse. Post reporter Rachel Weiner quoted Burkman — whose …
  • Top baby names of the year drop — and Keanu has moms rattled

    Top baby names of the year drop — and Keanu has moms rattled

    Get ready to see a lot more baby Keanus at a day care near you. The name of the beloved “Matrix” and “Bill and Ted” actor is seeing a notable surge in popularity among babies born last year, according to the Social Security Administration’s annual report. The moniker rose 177 spots to rank 630th — …
  • US sanctions on Huawei hit chip supply and growth, exec says

    US sanctions on Huawei hit chip supply and growth, exec says

    A Huawei executive says that recent US sanctions against the company have caused a shortage of computer chips for the company, hurting the growth of its smartphone business. Richard Yu, president of Huawei Technologies’ consumer business, said at a company conference for developers on Thursday that the company has still managed to gain a 51 …
  • Trump Cancels Over 1,000 Visas For Chinese Academics Deemed National Security Threats

    Trump Cancels Over 1,000 Visas For Chinese Academics Deemed National Security Threats

    The Trump administration has revoked more than 1,000 Chinese students and researchers deemed security risks by the U.S. State Department. The United States has revoked visas for more than 1,000 Chinese nationals under a May 29 presidential proclamation to suspend entry to Chinese students and researchers deemed security risks, a State Department spokeswoman said on …
  • DHS Warns Portland Mayor Feds ‘Will Have No Choice But To Protect’ Americans If Rioting Continues

    DHS Warns Portland Mayor Feds ‘Will Have No Choice But To Protect’ Americans If Rioting Continues

    Acting Homeland Security secretary Chad Wolf is urging Portland mayor Ted Wheeler to accept federal assistance after months of unrest in the city, warning in a letter on Monday that the federal government “will have no choice but to protect our American citizens” if the chaos continues unchecked. “I urge you to prioritize public safety …
  • Elon Musk says Tesla foiled Russian national’s cyberattack against factory

    Elon Musk says Tesla foiled Russian national’s cyberattack against factory

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk said his company’s Nevada factory was the target of a foiled cyberattack allegedly plotted by a Russian national. Musk confirmed a news report identifying Tesla as the company targeted by Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov, who tried to pay an employee $1 million to install malware on the electric-car maker’s computer network, according …
  • Trump to Nominate Chad Wolf for Department of Homeland Security Secretary

    Trump to Nominate Chad Wolf for Department of Homeland Security Secretary

    President Trump announced on Tuesday that he would nominate acting Department of Homeland Security secretary Chad Wolf to fill the role in a full-time capacity. “I am pleased to inform the American Public that Acting Secretary Chad Wolf will be nominated to be the Secretary of Homeland Security,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Chad has done …